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  1. #1
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
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    Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    So, the scene was EXT. Big deep hole when I found this plate as the other posts explain. At first I thought it was just a piece of junk metal but as I lightly cleaned the surface I noticied it had been etched so I put it in the pouch and the rest is history. I posted some photos of it and haven't done anything to it in about a week. I got the idea today since it is carved in the Intaglio style (depression) to fill in the depressions with a matrix to see if it would bring the MAN TO LIFE....Really let us see who he was..Plus there were several people asking me to make a "print" of it. I believe this worked just as well and... Well, THE PHOTOS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES One of the best finds I've ever dug!

    The first photo was of the piece uncleaned and fresh out of the ground
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    Next, I lightly cleaned it with water to give it alittle more depth and it made a nice difference
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    And than, today, here's the final picture with the depressions filled in
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    Here's a photo of the back, I couldn't make out any distinguishing marks though.
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Interesting find! What does the reverse show? HH, Mike

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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    I said it was for printing Very nice job, its a star find for sure 8) 8) 8) 8)
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    Jul 2004
    California
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    No question about his hair length....short. I am thinking that due to the style of clothing and hair, that this could span a wide range of time; late 1800's to early 1900's.

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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    My wife says that looks like me.

  6. #6

    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Quote Originally Posted by GL
    My wife says that looks like me.
    Is this a funny way of asking him for it
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Definitely an odd find

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    Mar 2007
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Very cool!

    HH
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    Mar 2007
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    what a neat find..... I love finding coins dont get me wrong.. but 99% of the time I find nothing earth shattering that isnt posted once or twice each day by other hunters.. but the relic type items are very neat.. each one unique with its own story.. congrats man !

  10. #10

    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Josh,
    That is such a cool unusual find. That face looks familiar, but I just can't place it.
    Super job!
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  11. #11
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    Feb 2006
    Tennessee
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Looks like Bobby Jones the golfer.
    Dman

  12. #12
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Does look like a printing piece. I see nothing on the reverse. I once found a printing plate with a man and woman doing the nasty, I did a triple look at it before I busted up laughing. HH, Mike

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Quote Originally Posted by gemee
    No question about his hair length....short. I am thinking that due to the style of clothing and hair, that this could span a wide range of time; late 1800's to early 1900's.
    Second that.. when I was renovation my house.. I found a ton of stuff under the floor of thr attic... including a set of "high collars" just like the ones in the pic.. they were from a man name Matthews.. lived here in the 1870s and 1880s... he was one of the first elected officials after Virginia became a state again... State Senator to Richmond post reconstruction... I'm not sure if the style was "in" during the 1860s... but I have someone I cold check with who studies period clothing....

    MB

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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    Wow.


    What did you put on the plate for the last photo? Salt or Sugar??


    To say that is COOL would be an understatement and a half.



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  15. #15
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    Re: Bust Image: Progression Photos..YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

    I agree with Crusader and Bavaria Mike: it looks like a printing plate or "cut," and of course the recessed areas would remain uninked, appearing white in the resultant image.

    Take it to a local printer and ask him to pull a proof (test printing) from it. The plate and proof together would make a nice framed display.


 

 
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